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Re: Extending genoa tracks
If you get identical track and the alignment is true then I don't see why it wouldn't work.. however the apparent 'kink' in the track going from curved to straight would drive me nuts every time I looked at it....
If it's unlikely that you would ever need the 'transition' position I'd be tempted to add a separated track piece - you may even be able to improve things by locating it further inboard or outboard as suits the need. It's not that big a deal to move the car from one track to another.. you can do that with the sheet still trapped.
As Marty says this would be a good time to upgrade the works.. although if it's not leaking now I'd be tempted to leave it undisturbed...
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